September 29, 2019

Proper 21, Year C, RCL, Track 1

Luke 16:19-31

There are points in the liturgical year where the lessons seem to get stuck in a rut. At one point we have three or four weeks of bread. I am the bread of heaven. I am the bread of life and so on. Currently we are in a serie...

September 22, 2019

Proper 20, Year C, RCL, Track 1  Luke 16:1-13

Our Gospel passage centers around how we handle our money in relationship to others. We have the Pharisees, the disciples, and Jesus. We have a wealthy landowner, the manager of his estate, and the people indebted to him. Th...

Proper 6, Year B, RCL , Track 1

2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17, Mark 4:26-34

What can we compare with the kingdom of God? I think what we first realize is that the kingdom of God is rather amazing; something beyond our explanation. Christ says it is like a seed that...

November 26, 2017

Last Sunday after Pentecost, Year A, RCL, Track 1

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Psalm 100, Matthew 25:31-46

“He will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.” Or from Ezekiel, “I will judge between sheep and sheep, the fat and the lean.” Both passages tell u...

November 19, 2017

Proper 28, Year A, RCL, Track 1                  

Judges 4:1-7, Psalm 123, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30

Grace abounds in the kingdom of God whether it is here on Earth or bey...

November 12, 2017

Year A, Proper 27, RCL, Track 1

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25, Psalm 78:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Matthew 25:1-13

The Episcopal Church usually isn’t very pushy. It rarely, if ever, has an altar call or a revival meeting out in a tent somewhere in which we are challenged to m...

October 16, 2017

Sunday October 15 Year A, Proper 23, Track 1
Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14

When Moses, the driving force, departs from the people for 40 days we see what happens. Pretty much the same thing that happens to us. We lose our good ha...

October 1, 2017

Proper 21, Year A, Track 1,

Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32

The truth is hanging over these elders and chief priests like a cloud. At least according to Jesus, they saw it yet they did not change. We try to understand where these leaders are coming from but we are...

Proper 12, Year A, Track 1,
Genesis 29:15-28,Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, like leavening, like a treasure, like a merchant, and like a net. What an interesting random assortment of things the kingdom of heaven is like. From this...